London Design Festival, Fashion Week & More
We’re at the heart of the creative action in London this September!
September is a bumper month for creativity with the London Design Festival, London Fashion Week, week one of Goldsmiths’ Fair and much more. In Newsletter #4 we’ve cherry picked some of the best events featuring Cockpit Arts’ designer-makers to help you navigate your way through the design metropolis.
February / March 2013
Spring into Fashion
Hex stacking rings (pictured, center) by Jo Hayes Ward will be showcased at London Fashion Week’s Rock Vault curated by Stephen Webster. Striking knitwear by Laura Theiss (pictured, left) is featured in Maglifico by Federico Poletti. This new book follows an exhibition at Palazzo Morando, Milan where Laura’s work was showcased alongside fashion greats such as Vivienne Westwood, Chanel and Prada.
This March, milliner Karen Henriksen will be showing her new ‘Leading Ladies’ collection at Premiere Classe Tuileries in Paris. Jeweller Maya Selway will be exhibiting at Design Days Dubai and Tamara Gomez will be touring Japan with UKTI.
September / October 2012
London Design Festival
For the London Design Festival we gave away two exclusive behind-the-scenes studio tours for groups which took place last October. After Champagne on arrival our lucky winners enjoyed a private tour of a selection of studios, meeting master craftspeople who make world-class work in London. The group experienced live demonstrations, and had an opportunity to try their hand at making and purchase pieces before they headed home with special gifts.
The Holborn Tour visited . . .
Another Studio for Design > Paper engineer and inventor of ‘PostCarden’ mini garden kits
Loli Cardenoso > Ceramicist with work in the Royal Acadamy Summer Exhibition
James Lethbridge > Sculptural glass artist using innovative flameworking techniques
Constructive Studio > Create a hybrid range of graphic homeware and accessories
The Deptford Tour visited . . .
Jo Hayes-Ward > Architectural jeweller combining craft & digital processes
Eleanor Lakelin > Award winning woodturner, sculpting extraordinary vessels
Angela Muntus > Fused glass designer-maker creating installation pieces
Nadia-Anne Ricketts > & Catarina Riccabona > Award winning weavers using traditional looms. Nadia digitally translates music into weave and Catarina’s focus is on sustainabilty.
The tours were part of a special competition, organised to coincide with London Design Festival. However, to find out how to book your own bespoke tour of Cockpit, please visit our Tours page.
Collector, Patron and Investor Friends are invited to exclusive events at Cockpit Arts such as the “Meet the Artist” evenings and Cockpit Arts Christmas Party.